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Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re:evidence to the contrary on 04/12/2013 11:24:04 MDT Print View

Ken - that picture of the tarp is clearly photoshopped. The tarp, not the dog.

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: If you could have only ONE solo shelter? on 04/12/2013 11:33:29 MDT Print View

MLD Solo Mid with MLD Bivy.

One of the lightest Mids out there.

Full protection from all four sides again rain, moderate snow loads, and strong winds.

Can use both hiking poles in an inverted "V", which offers additional strength in pitching to help resist wind and snow loads.

Simple pitching only requiring 4 stakes.

Optional bug netting perimeter to allow for more comfort in buggy situations.

-Tony

Edited by Valshar on 04/12/2013 11:34:12 MDT.

Rudy Hassall
(WindedBowhunter) - F

Locale: MidAtlantic
For me, my Hilleberg Soulo on 04/12/2013 18:13:19 MDT Print View

I purchased my Hilleberg Soulo 5 years ago and have never looked back! It is bomber, easy to setup, comfortable to ride out storm for a day or more, great vestibule to keep all of my gear out of the weather!

But, I do like the Exped Mira as a friend has used this on several of our trips. I have have hear great things about the SeekOutside Little Bug Out.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: Lartnec Nagihcim
Re: For me, my Hilleberg Soulo on 04/12/2013 18:26:48 MDT Print View

Randy,

I hear you in the Soulo but it would be a heavy warm beast for summer time.

Ike Jutkowitz
(Ike) - M

Locale: Central Michigan
MLD cuben duomid on 04/13/2013 03:52:14 MDT Print View

I bought one on gear swap 3 years ago and am still in love with it. I mostly still poncho tarp when 3 season hiking, and use the duomid in winter where it sheds snow well. At 13 oz though, it is light enough and roomy enough to meet my needs year round.

James Reilly
(zippymorocco) - M

Locale: Montana
Hexamid Twin on 04/13/2013 08:38:01 MDT Print View

I know that the Hexamid Twin is technically a two people tent but it makes a fine solo as well!

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
MLD Cuben Duomid Redux on 04/13/2013 13:12:14 MDT Print View

Light, roomy, solid in storm or wind. While I occasionally get out the Cuben Cricket (1 person Trailstar), the Duo is the real gem!

Rudy Hassall
(WindedBowhunter) - F

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: For me, my Hilleberg Soulo on 04/18/2013 15:00:00 MDT Print View

Beleive it or not, it's not any warmer than any other tent. Just control the ventilation circulation and you're good.

Not as cool as a tent or just a netting!

If you really wanted to, you leave the outler wall off and hope it doesn't rain! :^)

Rudy Hassall
(WindedBowhunter) - F

Locale: MidAtlantic
Seek Outside on 04/18/2013 15:03:15 MDT Print View

I have not tried this yet...

But, have a few friends who are really liking their Seek Outside Lil Bug Out Shelters

http://seekoutside.com/products/ultralight-tipis/little-bug-out-shelter/